Movie Monday- Valley of the Dolls
Based upon the 1966 book by Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls is a visually lush expos? on the destruction that fame and success brings to three young women. Crazed with ambition, love, and the need to “stay on top,” each one of the characters finds her own way into the valley of the dolls (aka pills).
The story has such a charming beginning, successfully attaching the viewer to each of the characters, and bringing us along the emotional roller coaster that each of the girls experiences as the plot continues.
Valley of the Dolls is sad at times, but also a very fun movie to watch. I loved the costumes, sets, and colors in the film- and even the music was entertaining. I will also admit that I shed at least one tear, so be warned that this film isn’t just candy-colored sets and pretty, martini sipping girls.